Posted on Jun 15, 2019
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CSM Charles Hayden
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What a silly question!
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LTC William Gilmore
LTC William Gilmore
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SSG Everett VanOrden - My thoughts too! Such disrespect. This is not Facebook. It's a professional forum and comments should be professional and respectful.
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SPC Byron Skinner
SPC Byron Skinner
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Sp4 Byron Skinner. As I understand it you have to be an 11B by virtue of completing Infantry AIT, you had to service in an Infantry capacity in an organization of Squad or larger and to have served 30 in the field as an Infantry soldier, or have been wounded that was awarded the Purple Hear in Combat, regardless of how long you were in the field, you qualified for the CIB if you were unable to accept the CIB it was awarded to your next of kin. The CIB use to be highly regarded, now its just more fruit salad. During Vietnam a couple of Colonels of the Regiment decided that scouts, drivers, tankers, and artillery in a combined arms Cavalry Regiment were qualified of be awarded the CIB or they were awarded. After the war and when such tasks as checking badges and medals awarded a lot of CIB’s and Bronze Stars with “V” devices were revoked. The only one in the Cavalry Unit that were permitted to be awarded the CIB only Enlisted to the rank of E-1 to E-6. No officers were qualified for the CIB because the largest Infantry units in the Regiment was at the Squad Level. Has it changed in 55 years?????
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SFC Infantryman
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This is my situation. I became Infantry, and have done my time as a Weapons Co. PSG. I earned my CAB back on a OIF deployment as a 19D scout. We had some 11B that went with us. For those that earned it, they received CAB, not CIB. It's very possible to see Blue Cords walking around with a CAB. (Me). And just FYI, (mostly aimed at the AD Grunt)...CAB and CIB are the same exact criteria, minus what unit you are attached to and your MOS. Receive and/or Return fire with the enemy...includes IEDs, bombs, mortars.
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MSG Stephen Thomas
MSG Stephen Thomas
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I was with a Plt of MP's attached to an infanty unit is Iraq.. The MP's all got CAB's while the Infanty guy all got CIB's all becasue of MOS.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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No. Source AR600-8-22.
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CW3 Terry Gile
CW3 Terry Gile
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Short sweet and to the point. Kudos colonel.
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No you have to be an infantryman engaged in combat with the enemy to be awarded a CIB. Said SM would wear the CAB until he engages an enemy as an infantryman
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SN Terry Poynter
SN Terry Poynter
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So to clarify...I as a Sailor...would NOT qualify for the CIB.
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SGT Christopher Blunt SR
SGT Christopher Blunt SR
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SGT Reggie Gates - Any 11 series MOS that has seen combat and meets the criteria will be awarded the CIB, not just 11B, ijs.
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SGT Wayne Smith
SGT Wayne Smith
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True. I was 11C, Mortarman, on a Search-and-Destroy mission with the Company the first time I came under small arms fire from the enemy. I was RTO for my Mortar Platoon Sgt. I, along with the other Mortarmen that came under the direct fire, were awarded the CIB.
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SGT Christopher Blunt SR
SGT Christopher Blunt SR
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I was 11H and my platoon came under fire after getting off the bird and humping a TOW System to our objective from a hot LZ in Iraq during Desert Storm. (No HMMVs until later). The entire Brigade was awarded the CIB.
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